Archive for the ‘This and That’ Category

The Great Mandala

Me and Dad (Photo by Jeff Zucker)

Children grow up surrounded by big people. These big people love them and care about them and protect them from harm. The number of big people varies from family to family. In mine, …


Happy Mother’s Day

To all who love and support,
Nurture and cherish another,
Human or animal, elder or child.
Happy Mother’s Day.


Let’s Dance!!!

In honor of Spring Break and SouthxSouthwest starting today, I want to share this video. Now get out there and and dance!!!



So each morning, I open up my email queue and get a cartoon by Harry Bliss delivered to me. Free. They make me smile. Even when I am too busy. Especially when I am busy. And that’s a very good …


Gone Fishin’

In tribute to Julie Larios and her father John Hofstrand, I think it’s time to take a break from all the bubble and fizz of the season and do some metaphorical fishing. See you in the new year.


A Memory

Many years ago, when I was quite wee, someone gave me “Pooh’s Birthday Book.”

Here is a picture of the exact book taken from an etsy site. My own copy has drifted away.

The book is a collection of quotes …


Wordless Wednesday-A History of the Sky


Digital Revelation

This week I did a guest blog over at the Association of Library Service to Children (ALSC). ALSC is a division of the American Library Association and is the world’s largest organization dedicated to the support and enhancement of library …


And one pumpkin to rule them all…


Happy Halloween

(Thanks to Betsy Bird and her mother for pic.)






Living in Austin

So this weekend alone, there are nine festivals and events going on in the center of town: The Texas Book Festival; the Austin Film Festival; Green City Festival; Gypsy Picnic Trailer Food Festival; Viva La Vida